Grateful Dead Live at Shrine Auditorium on 1976-10-15
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Might As Well % Mama Tried % Row Jimmy % It's All Over Now % Loser % New Minglewood Blues % Bertha % Lazy Lightnin' ->
Supplication % Sugaree
The Promised Land
Eyes Of The World ->
The Music Never Stopped
It Must Have Been The Roses % Samson And Delilah % He's Gone ->
The Other One ->
Comes A Time ->
Franklin's Tower ->
Sony ECM-280 -> Cassette Master -> Dat -> CD supplies:
Mama Tried (0:00 - 0:09)
Lazy Lightning (2:11 - 2:45)
Samson And Delilah (2:26 - 3:35)
Drums (5:03 - 5:07)
Comes A Time (8:27 - end of show)
-- Set 2 is seamless
-- Patch source recorded by Rob Bertrando
-- I cleaned up numerous flaws and patched the tape flips
- CD -> Samplitude Professional v9.02 -> FLAC
- Los Angeles, CA
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Shrine Auditorium
Subject: Shriners and shiners
Even with the notorious LAPD giving beat-downs, the band played a second set for the ages, making this show a little better overall than the previous night (which has the better first set). They are recognized/discussed by traders as a pair anyway, though four songs are repeated. It's the consistency and groove of the second set that puts it over: more a smooth, virtuoso set than a fireworks set. They'd be back in SoCal in 4mos for the extraordinary Swing show.
First Set. Average, GOGD - though the two songs repeated from the night before are better here. Things do come together nicely on Loser, and Sugaree is hot (the first 10sec are cut on the SBDs). This is the peak of the first set, rather than being in the leave-'em-happy position, which is slotted with a quotidian Promised Land.
Second Set. The first 20 seconds or so of Eyes are missing from the SBDs, but present on the Menke AUD. This is an inimitable launch, and is followed by an incredible and singular tranny into a crazy Music Never Stopped. Listen to how Phil takes the lead from the drummers, then Bobby jumps in, followed by Jer, all in a few secs. Musta Been Roses doesn't throw a spanner because it's uptempo enough, and sets up nicely for a clean Samson that boots all kinds of butt. He's Gone is perfect all the way to the unexpected, peppy, marching-cadence shuffle jam-out; arguably the best of the year (the long tuning beginning is cut on the SBDs and the composite; use the Menke). The Other One comes on like a '72, but ends up mostly sing-songy and waltzy. RIYL meditative TOOs. Do NOT write off Comes a Time. This excites and satisfies, and good gods what a segue into Franklin's (yet another that's all aces). Between 8:50>9:05 on all sources of the latter there is a tape-flip cut, proving that at least some of the Bertrando source is the Menke with lots of EQ. The Miller/Bertrando composite has another cut @6:58, of 16sec. This is not just another Sugar Mag. Keith and the drummers are especially amazing. The no encore deal is sort of odd, and very rare after a set like this. There may have been a technical or physical circumstance. It happens.
1st Set: C
2nd Set: A
Overall = 4 stars
The entire second set is a must-hear. Even if none of these are arguably best-ofs within the context of '76, it's classic ecumenical, whole-package-in-context Dead.
SOURCES: The miller_84260 is the best SBD source, however it uses the Bertrando AUD to patch the missing section. Menke's mouth of the beast AUD is better after TOO, with more bass and more equal instruments - especially after balancing and if EQ is used (push the above-5k bands). Much of the SBD is essentially mono (due to lack of separation) and the balance varies within tracks, moving left and right unexpectedly.
Subject: first show
I fell so hard in love with the music the energy and every thing,,DID I forget to mention Bobby'S NAME lol ,,what A fun fun time to start seeing these guys..I miss it,,But so glad I have the memorey in my heart and mind thanks to you I can listen to this..How can I get a copy for myself.
Subject: Another '76 Lovely
Subject: you know in spite of all you gained..
Good Supplication jam sets up that big Sugaree.
Great 2nd set list. (those patches are rough when they hit but better than the alternative) MORE DEAD!
Subject: COMES A TIME
Subject: THE BEST SHOW I EVER SAW...
Anyway, the Dead were back and we were ready! On this (second) night, the band played SO HARD in the second set jam that they had nothing left for an encore! The applause was deafening! They raised all of the stage curtains so you could see to the back brick wall across the stage, to try to clue us in that the band really wasn't coming back! Didn't stop us. The audience stayed and applauded for at least 15 minutes with the house lights up.
Just an incredibly organic show that brought everything together. I chased that magic for another 10 years. I found flashes of it (Terrapin on 12/31/78 Winterland closing show comes to mind), but never repeated for an entire show. Spend some time with your eyes closed listening to 'The Other One --> Comes a Time'. Still brings tears to my eyes. Can't believe its been over 35 years...
Subject: nice bass
Subject: So Good!
Things start fairly average but by Lazy Lightning it really kicks in. The second set is off the charts and it's played to perfection. The Eyes -> Music Never Stopped is incredible and flows together so well that it makes me wonder why they never did this again (to my knowledge).
Subject: Highly recommended, thus keeping me on going!
Too bad nowadays, all The Shrine is used primarily for is the Academy Awards. First regarding the acoustics, the next year I saw Santana, Gentle Giant and other great shows here, not to mention the shows Grateful Dead did in '78. Secondly, this place for me represents the dichotomy of luck! Partly how this initially unintentionally, became my second show to go onward and obviously upward in number from here. On the one hand, I feel quite fortunate in terms of what I did see here at the Shrine. (I know your going to think what about the actual show itself? In digressing more than usual knowing truly without reason one should not if with such only rarely go off like this, but hold on please I'll get there I promise! Here indeed are, some general conceptual connections that I know some, maybe not all of you, should at least in part, in ones own ways given one's circumstances, be illustratively seen via mine at this particular show.)
So as I as I was saying above, even though on the other hand I missed the night before this one and worse yet unfortunately, similarly later here in '78, when I also similarly only went to one of the two shows thus missing St. Stephen (being one of three times, each missing it by one show but luckily I recorded them playing it at U.C.L.A. My point here, is I'm sure most of us at sometime could have said something like: "Oops, I should have gone to such and such a show"!
As I said still fortunate anyhow, having attended this one at the Shrine given the tunes they played at this show (including here but not limited to, what would soon here after become three fore-longed rarities! (That is, up until when returned semi-regularly in ~1984 (I'm surprised I don't exactly recall) (at least on the west coast for two) and June 1985 (with interim: 1(?) west and 2(?) east exceptions, for the the third, (see below)). You see I might not even have attended this one either had it not been due to a mix up at my first show changing my mind to attend here. But unlike most every show from this point on, with only a few, did I ever go without prior, mostly due to unintended sudden changes in scheduling on my (but not all) part, (in one case on the band's part) rare exceptions, possession of a ticket or claim on such (meaning not counting will call, of course) out of a ~211 total)!
Fortunate also in the following sense; for this one the face value price was $7.50. However this is one I believe, of only two times at which I ever got scalped! Here I was charged me $20, then still relatively steep, at the age of 17! I think the only other one was when I once bought a counterfeit, (for which I eventually got a real one). Moreover, only once much much later at ony one of my last bunch in Dec. 1994 after I had already effectively in other words mostly but not entirely quit seeing them thus, initially not even intending to go at first did I ever not actually get in upon following through going. Yet, even in that case given an open door through which we could not pass but still had a direct straight on view of the stage for me at least (thank God) during the rarest of rarities (only once for me elsewhere) namely (Attics of my Life), but that's another story)!
Trying feebly and thus unforgettablely so to self-justify his fee the scalper asked me: "Your ticket to nirvana, huh?" To which obviously firstly lacking in choice and then secondly again in time etc. I thus responded by caveat, in forgiveness saying no, but pretty close to it! Which was an inaccurate statement on my part considering concerts not fitting my prior awareness of the real definition of nirvana; being in fact quite far removed in terms of sensory perception!
(Meanwhile being, which was semi-unusually for me at least at the following level, on 4 drops of liquid LSD! Meaning, that sort of thing (i.e. regardless of which particular psychedelic chosen), was to start with intentionally at every 5th (20%) show but feely that was too often then reduced so in the end I estimate totaled at ~15% time out of the ~211 total shows. Again mosty, but not all at lower levels i.e. a lot less frequently than many by their own admition, but not of course all other folks I know of)!
Opening the 1st set with the second longest, and one of the most jammin' (note later on when this) versions of "Might As Well" ever! Most all tunes were a at least, average to better than average performance; including my only "Row Jimmy" with Keith and Donna.
The "Comes A Time", (also my only with K & D before until our minds were blown again at the U.C. Berkeley in '85 for its triumphant reemergence), here is indeed long and developed!
I always wondered why more folks are not aware of this one? I was further luckily to quickly get this! (Especially since I was new to collect back then get within in 2 I believe generations of Dr. Rob Bertrando's amazing recording and as far as I know the board was not, at least not for quite a while, well circulated)? This is only part of the wild stories I have about what surrounds this show. That is, in continuum before this, at my first show, further during this one, and on thorough my next two.
You definitely won't regret getting this recording!
Subject: A MILLION BLADES OF GRASS
Are you going to the DEAD show? Can your friends give me a ride? It turns out that she and I have the SAME BIRTHDAY, SAME YEAR, SAME ADDRESS AND APARTMENT NUMBER, AND WERE LIVING ONLY 2 BLOCKS FROM EACH OTHER IN BERKELEY. She ended up making friends with Wier and actually was the person who hooked me up with the VERY FIRST "MIRACLE TICKET" EVER! But that is another story altogether. So, we all head to the shrine for the first nite, meet up with our other pals at the box office. Our friend Robert walks up to the box office and asks the lady behind the window "Can we trade in these balcony ticekts for some floor seats and pay the extra dollar?"
Lady sez "Sure how many do you need?"
Lady "I hope 8th row is ok"
HOOKED UP 8TH ROW 20 MINUTES BEFORE SHOWTIME! The next night we ran into our friend Don and it turns out he was ushering, so he walked us down to the floor (18th row) on the second night. If you know anyone who was there or at any rock shows in LA in the 70's you know that the LAPD were hardcore...not just anti-drug but even ANtI-SMILE. They had posters up and flyers distributed with the warning "THIS IS NOT A SANTUARY FOR POT SMOKING!!" Well, those LAPD boys went offfff on all the hippies at the shrine the first night. In fact at the beginning of the second show Phil makes reference to the previous night's activities by the LAPD. They were wailing on people who were smoking weed, they were wailing on people who smoking tobacco, they were wailing on people who were next to the people...well you get the idea. Anyway, the first night right before the show started, we got to our seats in the 8th row and this super long haired (waist length)couple all dressed in white, turns to us smiles and the boyfriend says "hey brothers do you want to smoke some of this organic hawaiin bud me and my girlfriend grew in MAUI?" He fired up, the lights went down the show took off and all night while the cops were going off, dragging the people that were right next to us off, wacking them with nightsticks, taking them backstage and tossing them out our non stop smoking was apparently invisible to the police. After the second show while we were "relaxing" in our friend Marks' backyard around 3am and it seemed as though every blade of grass was a different color than every other blade of grass and that the tip of each blade of grass had a light in it and each of these lights was a different color than all the other lights as well as each of the blades of grass.The only I have been to out of 580 that did not have an encore. I still have my ticket stub from this one. ROCK ON!
The sound is very good and seems very similar to the Charlie Miller SB: http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-10-15.sbd.miller.84260.sbeok.flac16
There are some AUD patches where the sound is much less appealing...in fact the last part of comes a time and the remainder of the show is in AUD...too bad as this shows is just beautiful.
Set one Songs: not a fan of might as well or mamma tried so no comments there. But the remaining tunes are very nice, with an outstanding Supplication and Sugaree. Sugaree is the only tune in the first set that really makes it above the average-good scale. I would give it a 9.5 out of 10...really rockin!
Set two songs: This set is why I give the show a 5. Starts off with an amazing eyes, into a solid MNS. Then great a MHBTR, superbly rockin samson and deliah, into a beautiful Hes Gone. After a brief drums there is one of the best Other One I have ever heard. Its different and mind melting...it flows nicely into a beautiful, emtionally charged Comes a time. Its hard for me to give an accurate review of Franklins and Sugar Mag because of the fair AUD sound quality...but both seems like great versions from what my ears can hear.
Jerrys voice is excellent through out this great diamond in the rough show. The boys are really into it.
The second set is a must have in my book!